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For the City of Tacoma, the push toward racial equity demonstrates the power that lies in the hands of concerned residents. Over a year before the city government took public action, local leaders were urged by community members to analyze…

Tacoma, Washington
Tacoma, Washington
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Looking at the root causes of racial injustice can be a daunting process for a city, but it can be less intimidating with a partner. St Louis Park, Minnesota, has found a collaboration through the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) and the…

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SLP
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Although the City of Madison, Wisconsin created an Office of Civil Rights and prioritized equity work in its public health department prior to 2013, a confluence of factors led the city to establish a formal Racial Equity and Social Justice…

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Madison State Capitol
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Early efforts to integrate financial capability strategies into youth employment programs have demonstrated some promising approaches for city leaders and practitioners to consider when designing or expanding programs. Learn how one of…

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Tackling issues related racial inequity in your city can seem like a daunting task, but here are 6 steps to get you started on the road to improving outcomes for all of your residents. 

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On any given night in Santa Clara County, California, thousands of people experience homelessness. Homelessness is expensive for Santa Clara, costing emergency room visits, mental health services, substance abuse treatment and criminal justice…

Santa Clara
Santa Clara
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This is a co-authored NLC staff post by Leon T. Andrews and Bernadette Onyenaka.

More than 20 city leaders participated on a conference call last week to share their experiences and to express their commitment to stand against hate and…

Protestors.
Protestors.
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Today, in the wake of the violent outbreak in Charlottesville, Virginia, NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony sent an open letter to all city leaders on hate, inclusion and leadership. That letter is…

A candlelight vigil in Charlottesville.
A candlelight vigil in Charlottesville.
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In response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, the National League of Cities is celebrating #InclusionWeek to support diversity, inclusivity, and hope in America’s cities.

This weekend’s horrific events in…

A vigil in Philadelphia.
A vigil in Philadelphia.

In response to last Saturday's tragic incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, the National League of Cities has called on cities to issue a statement or formal resolution affirming their commitment to values of equity, fairness, inclusion and…